How To Fix Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10 Plus Bluetooth Issues

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 models are absolutely fabulous smartphones. They come with impressive displays, powerful under the hood component, and lots of features. However, as it happens with all electronic devices out there, glitches, errors, or other types of issues also affect Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10 Plus. In this article, we’ll show you how to fix Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10 Plus Bluetooth issues.

Although Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus just launched last month, some of the users complained about some annoying Bluetooth glitches. The problem is not common, but if you experience it, we have some straightforward solutions to troubleshoot it. Before moving on to the topic of this article, you might also like reading some of our other tutorials:

How To Fix Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10 Plus Bluetooth Issues

Switch Bluetooth on and off

The first thing you should do is to switch Bluetooth on and off. This is the primary method to try to sort out Bluetooth issues. However, it might not solve all the glitches related to Bluetooth. If it doesn’t help you, move on to the next, more sophisticated methods.

Reboot your smartphone

If switching Bluetooth on and off did not help you, try to reboot your smartphone because this method could sort out your Bluetooth issues. There are two ways to reset your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10 Plus.

Soft restart

  • Press and hold the Power key for a few seconds
  • Once the menu pops-up, tap on Restart
  • Tap again to confirm and wait until the device reboots

Force restart

  • Press and hold Power and Volume Down buttons
  • Hold them for at least 10 seconds (or until the device’s screen turns on again)
  • Release the keys

Force close Bluetooth app

To sort out Bluetooth issues, force closing the Bluetooth app might be the ideal solution. Here’s how to do that:

  • Go to Settings -> Apps
  • Tap on More Settings (the three-dotted icon on top-right of the screen)
  • Select Show System Apps
  • Look for the Bluetooth app and tap on it
  • Tap on Force Close

Clear Bluetooth app cache and data

To tackle Bluetooth issues, besides force closing the Bluetooth app, you might also need to clear Bluetooth app cache and data. To clear app’s cache, follow the next steps:

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  • Go to Settings -> Apps
  • Tap on More Settings (the three-dotted icon on top-right of the screen)
  • Select Show System Apps
  • Look for the Bluetooth app and tap on it
  • Go to Storage
  • Tap on Clear Cache

To cleat Bluetooth app data, perform the next steps:

  • Go to Settings -> Apps
  • Tap on More Settings (the three-dotted icon on top-right of the screen)
  • Select Show System Apps
  • Look for the Bluetooth app and tap on it
  • Go to Storage
  • Tap on Clear Data

Wipe cache partition

Sometimes, a glitch on the cache partition can cause Bluetooth issues. Here’s how to perform a clean wipe cache partition:

  • Turn off your device
  • Press and hold Power Key and Volume Up for a few seconds and release the buttons once your phone vibrates
  • You will now have access to Recovery Mode
  • Using Volume Up & Down keys to navigate and Power to select go to “wipe cache” and access it
  • Select “yes” to confirm
  • Now the phone will wipe cache partition

Reset network settings

Resetting network settings might prove effective against many errors affecting network-related apps and components, including Bluetooth issues. Here’s how to reset network settings on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10 Plus:

  • Go to Settings -> General Management
  • Press on Reset
  • Once the menu opens, select Reset Network Settings
  • Tap on Reset once again to confirm your selection

Look for faulty apps

Sometimes, Bluetooth issues might be due to a wrong application that uses Bluetooth. Maybe the app uses the component from the background, or it might have hanged while using Bluetooth, causing it to glitch. To see if an app is a cause for your problem, you’ll have to run Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10 Plus in Safe Mode:

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  • Power off your Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10 Plus
  • Turn on your device
  • Once you feel it vibrating or when it shows the Samsung logo on the screen, press and hold the Volume Down key
  • Hold the button pressed until your Home Screen appears on the display
  • Release the Volume Down key, and you should now see the Safe Mode watermark in the lower-left corner of the smartphone

If in Safe Mode your device’s Bluetooth works, then a third-party app is the cause for issues. Accordingly, you can see which app you’ve used lately, and you can uninstall any suspicious application that might use Bluetooth.

Hard reset your Samsung Galaxy Note 10

There are two ways to perform a hard reset on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10 Plus.

Via the Settings section

  • Go to Settings -> About Phone -> Reset
  • Select “Factory Reset”
  • Scroll down and tap on Reset, once again, to confirm your selection
  • Enter your PIN/password if prompted and continue
  • The phone will soon reboot itself

Via the Recovery Menu

  • Shut down your device
  • Press and hold Power Key and Volume Up for a few seconds and release the buttons once your phone vibrates
  • You will now have access to Recovery Mode
  • Using Volume Up & Down keys to navigate and Power to select go to “wipe data/factory reset” and access it
  • Select “yes” to confirm
  • Now the phone will reboot hard reset already

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And that’s it. These are all the troubleshooting methods on how to fix Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10 Plus Bluetooth issues. Hopefully, this guide helped tackle the errors so that you can use your Bluetooth on your new Galaxy Note 10 device again.

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